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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 5 years, 24 weeks, 5 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*The Accessible Canada Act Comes into Force Today Download and Read the Legislation in English or French
*Sudbury’s Transit System to Make Accessibility Improvements
*In a Compelling Open Letter, 21 Disability Organizations Unite to Call on the Doug Ford Government to Announce a Plan to Implement the Report on Ontario’s Disabilities Act Submitted by Former Lieutenant Governor David Onley Almost Six Months Ago
*KMA Call for Participation Code of Practice for: Accessibility of ICT Terminals (Kiosks) for Deployment in Public Spaces or for Public Use
*SENIOR SCENE: Financial Help in Renovating Homes
*Why Do We Fix AI Bias But Ignore Accessibility Bias?
*New Look for 100+ Year Old Library in North End Comes with Accessible Features
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The Accessible Canada Act Comes into Force Today Download and Read the Legislation in English or French
Today, the Federal Government proclaimed the Accessible Canada Act in force. It was recently passed by the House of Commons and Senate and was given Royal Assent. The law comes into force when the Federal Cabinet so orders. In a news release earlier today, set out below, the Cabinet proclaimed it in force.
Sudbury’s Transit System to Make Accessibility Improvements
Some changes to Sudbury’s transit system are coming later this summer, including the new name GOVA.
Buses are about to become a lot more accessible thanks to a series of changes being made including current lifts, which will soon become a thing of the past.
In a Compelling Open Letter, 21 Disability Organizations Unite to Call on the Doug Ford Government to Announce a Plan to Implement the Report on Ontario’s Disabilities Act Submitted by Former Lieutenant Governor David Onley Almost Six Months Ago
Today, 21 respected disability organizations and groups, reflecting a diverse spectrum of different disabilities, have united to send Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford an open letter, set out below. It calls on the Ford Government to announce a plan to implement the final report by former Ontario Lieutenant
Governor David Onley, of his Independent Review of the implementation and enforcement of Ontario’s accessibility law, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
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KMA Call for Participation Code of Practice for: Accessibility of ICT Terminals (Kiosks) for Deployment in Public Spaces or for Public Use
The Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA) Code-of-Practice (CoP) is intended to establish practical, achievable and viable minimum standards for accessibility to information, products and services provided via Information and Communication Technology (ICT) deployed in places of public accommodation, amenities or service.
SENIOR SCENE: Financial Help in Renovating Homes
Everyone always dreams of owning their own home and for seniors or other individuals with a disability, they dream of being able to continue to live in this home for as long as they choose. Dreams are wonderful, but, unfortunately, the reality of life and aging too often intervene and dash the dream.
Why Do We Fix AI Bias But Ignore Accessibility Bias?
As the Web has become increasingly visual, with pages of text replaced by rich high-resolution imagery and video, it has become increasingly inaccessible to those with differing physical abilities who rely on accessibility software like screen readers.
New Look for 100+ Year Old Library in North End Comes with Accessible Features
A library in Winnipeg’s North End reopened Friday following two years of upgrades that helped to enhance the building’s accessibility.
The St. John’s Library, which originally opened on June 2, 1915, now has an accessible entrance and washroom, as well as a lift.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility: helping organizations reach, serve and empower people with disabilities.
The eSSENTIAL Accessibility assistive technology app? gives those who have trouble typing, moving a mouse, or reading a screen due to a variety of conditions – such as stroke, paralysis or arthritis – the tools they need to navigate the Web. The app is free to the end-user and simple to use.
Organizations that feature the app on their websites are committed to making it easier for people with disabilities to access information online.
Accessible Air Travel Survey
Share Your Accessible (Or Not) Air Travel Stories
Large North American airline seeking feedback from people with disabilities that have had good and bad accommodation experiences on any airline. The survey
results will be used in the development of an online training program for airline staff supporting travelers with disabilities. Please click the link below to participate. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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